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... Eaten at Johnny Boy's Ribs

Sunday, July 14, 2002; Page C02

Located on Route 301, a plateful of these ribs will stick to your own. The tiny Johnny Boy's could almost go unnoticed after the big box stores up the road, but don't worry about missing it. Your nose will tell you when to stop. The classic rib shack has been upgraded from its original plywood walls and cigar box cash register, but the smell that wafts across the highway remains just as sweet -- and the taste is easily worth the trip. Grab a slab and a seat at one of the nearby picnic tables, and don't forget the napkins.

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Johnny Boy's Ribs

7540 Crain Highway, La Plata


Open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday.

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